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Historical Events In 1861

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

May 05   Alexandria, VA in the year 1861.  

May 06   In the year 1861 arkansas & Tennessee become 9th & 10th states to secede from US  

May 06   On this day in history arkansas & Tennessee becomes 9th & 10th state to secede from US  

May 06   In the year 1861 jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy  

May 06   Radindranath Tagore, Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913) on this day in history.  

May 07   On this day in history riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN  

May 08   Richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy in the year 1861.  

May 10   Union troops march on state militia in St Louis MI in the year 1861.  

May 10   Union troops march on state militia in St Louis, MI on this day in history.  

May 12   Christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer, dies at 50 in the year 1861.  

May 13   On this day in history queen Victoria announces England's position of neutrality  

May 14   The Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain in the year 1861.  

May 16   Confederate Government offers war volunteers $10 premium in the year 1861.  

May 16   Confederate govt offers war volunteers $10 premium on this day in history.  

May 16   Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in the year 1861.  

May 18   Battle of Sewall's Point VA-1st Federal offense against South in the year 1861.  

May 20   On this day in history cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle  

May 20   Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War in the year 1861.  

May 20   On this day in history north Carolina becomes 11th & last state to secede from Union  

May 21   NC is 10th state to secede from Union in the year 1861.  

May 21   North Carolina is 10th state to secede from Union on this day in history.  

May 21   Richmond VA is designated Confederate Capital on this day in history.  

May 23   3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe VA in the year 1861.  

May 23   3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia on this day in history.  

May 23   In the year 1861 virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession  

May 24   Alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops on this day in history.  

May 24   On this day in history alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops  

May 24   Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23 in the year 1861.  

May 24   On this day in history major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war"  

May 25   On this day in history john Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting the writ  

May 25   John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ in the year 1861.  

May 26   On this day in history postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South  

May 26   In the year 1861 postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with the South  

May 26   Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)  

Jan 03   William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1861 birth of heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer  

Jan 06   George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)  

Jan 14   In the year 1861 birth of wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of hans Goldschmidt, German chemist  

Jan 18   In the year 1861 birth of raymond Huntington Woodman, composer  

Famous Deaths In 1861

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65  

Jan 17   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died in the year 1861.  

Jan 31   In the year 1861 franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53  

Feb 10   On this day in history francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies  

Feb 12   Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1861.  

Feb 18   On this day in history louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74  

Mar 10   Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1861.  

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